Crystina Tierney has always wanted to take gymnastics but wasn’t sure if her dad could afford the lessons. That’s when a teacher at her school referred her to the Plant a Seed Foundation. PAS provides young people between the ages of 10 and 18 with scholarships to pursue their passions while interacting with positive role models. Tierney, a 15 year old Levittown resident has been attending the Joel Baba’s School of Gymnastics on a PAS scholarship for the past two years and says “it honestly keeps me healthy mentally and physically.”
Both her dad and her instructors have even noticed changes in Crystina. “I see a greater sense of self-esteem and independence in her” says her father William Tierney. Crystina takes lesson with Stephanie Daveggia and Ed Gardner of Joel Baba’s School of Gymnastics and “is loving every minute of it!” PAS partnered with JBSG because of their dedication and commitment to helping young people develop their skills and their desire to give back to the community.
PAS scholarships help young people gain self-confidence by engaging in their interests under the guidance of helpful and caring role models. Through their scholarships, PAS delivers powerful, life-changing activities for children from families with financial needs. Similarly, the organizations they partner with all have a desire to promote personal growth and provide positive influential life experiences for the children they cater to.
Plant a Seed Inspire a Dream Foundation is a Bucks County based charity whose mission is to provide children from low income families, between the ages of 10 and 18, with the opportunity to pursue their passions while interacting with positive role models. To apply for a scholarship or to learn more about PAS, call us directly at 267-503-2998 or visit our website, www.plantaseedfoundation.org.
Photo: Stephanie Daveggia, JBSG Instructor; Crystina Tierney, scholarship recipient and Ed Gardner, JBSG Instructor.